Kelli Stevens holds a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership in Higher Education from Oklahoma State University and is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Oklahoma City University, where she received her Bachelor of Performing Arts degree in Dance Performance.
Ms. Stevens has served as choreographer of Oklahoma Opera and Music Theatre Company’s productions of Seussical the Musical, Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, and Children of Eden. She also choreographed the OCU Summer Music Programs performances of Footloose, Bye Bye Birdie, and Cats. Her choreography has been seen on the stages of the Miss America Pageant, Miss Oklahoma Pageant, Oklahoma National Teenager Pageant, and Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teenager Pageants, and was featured at the Head of the Oklahoma Centennial Regatta, the finale of the Oklahoma Centennial Spectacular, and on OETA’s television program Gallery and TLC's Gown Crazy.
Known for her unique contemporary, lyrical, jazz, ballet, and musical theater choreography, Mrs. Stevens is a frequent master teacher at conventions and dance studios in the mid-west and beyond.
In addition to the extensive training she received at Oklahoma City University, Ms. Stevens’ knowledge of dance was achieved through her studies at Ballet Oklahoma, the University of Oklahoma, Southern Methodist University, and the Gus Giordano Dance Center in Chicago.
At Oklahoma City University, Ms. Stevens, an Associate Professor, serves as the Jazz Style Coordinator, teaches all levels of jazz classes and Dance History, choreographs for the American Spirit Dance Company, and serves as the director of the Spirit of Grace Liturgical Dance Company.
Additionally, Ms. Stevens serves as a choreographer and talent coach to many pageant participants including dance management major and Miss Oklahoma, Kelsey Cartwright.